I’m currently hot-trailing a Korean drama called You Are My Destiny. No, it’s nothing like the typical K-drama where you get to see she ‘crying’, he ‘crying’ every few minutes. This is well, a very exceptional drama about the struggle of an orphan girl, finding love and nemesis along the way.
I love this drama. The lead actress Im Yoon Ah (Yoona) who played Jang Sae Byeok is brilliant and cute. Would you believe me if I told you she’s just 18? And she’s a member of K-Pop Girl’s Generation (a very successful k-pop group in Korea).
Let’s talk about this drama a little bit.
You see the 3 people below? To summarize their complex relationship… well this hunky guy (though not very good in acting but is hunky enough to drool over) like this girl in the middle. But the other girl on the right like this hunky guy. The girl in the middle couldn’t return his love because of another complex relationship! That’s the simple summary!!! Wuahaha.
From left to right (characters name): Kang Ho Se, Jang Sae Byeok & Kim Soo Bin
Kim Soo Bin is the nemesis. For me Gong Hyun Joo (as Kim Soo Bin) performance is top-notch. She may be evil, bitchy and green-eyed (in this character) but she is really beautiful. You can’t really hate her, you know?
This drama started its broadcast in KBS on 5th May 2008.
It’s currently running on its 121st episode(today) in KBS1, garnering no.1 rating in Seoul almost everyday. The last episode of You Are My Destiny will be aired in January 2009. Hehe so imagine how many episodes in total. I guess 200 episodes?? According to DramaWiki, total epis is 150. Okay latest in Korea, episode 160th. It’s official!!! You Are My Destiny has 178 episodes in total. Enjoy while it last ya.
Korean title: 너는 내 운명
Korean romanization title: Neoneun Nae Unmyeong
English title: You Are My Destiny
Chinese title: 你是我的命运
Sypnosis: (source from KBS)
Jang Sae-byeok, a very cheerful and positive girl, tries to find a new meaning in life after she receives an eye cornea transplant from another girl of the same age. To express thanks to the doner’s family, Sae-byeok visits the bereaved family of the dead girl, Na-yeong. But Na-yeong’s parents who even have no idea that their daughter was killed by traffic accident are shocked to fall in a faint. But as time goes by, Sae-byeok becomes close with Na-yeong’s family and the family, who become to be aware that Sae-byeok is an orphan, slowly accepts her as a daughter.
Cast Members: ^lead characters in bold
Im Yoon Ah as Jang Sae Byeok
Lee Ji Hoon as Kim Tae Poong
Lee Pil Mo as Kim Tae Young
Jang Yong as Kim Dae Jin (Tae Poong’s father)
Jung Ae Ri as Oh Young Sook (Tae Poong’s mother)
Kim Hyo Seo as Kim Na Young (Tae Poong’s deceased sister)
Sa Mi Ja as Son Poong Geum (Dae Gu’s mother)
Gong Hyun Joo as Kim Soo Bin
Kang Suk Woo as Kim Dae Gu (Soo Bin’s father)
Lee Hye Sook as Hong Yeon Shil (Soo Bin’s mother)
Park Jae Jung as Kang Ho Se
Lee Seol Ah as Kang Yu Ri (Ho Se’s sister)
Hyun Suk as Kang Chil Bok (Ho Se’s father)
Yang Geum Suk as Seo Min Jung (Ho Se’s mother)
Kim Jung Nan as Ban So Young
Park Min Ji as Ban Yoon Hee
Sun Woo Yong Nyeo as Lee Hwa Ran (So Young’s mother)
Choi Won Young as Nam Gyeong Woo (Na Young’s co-worker)
Park Seul Gi as Bok Joo (Sae Byuk’s best friend)
Kwak Hyun Hwa as (female Lohas employee)
Photos from KBS.